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Coeur d'Alene Police arrest 3 suspects connected to string of burglaries

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Coeur d'Alene Police have arrested three suspects connected to a string of burglaries. 
 

On May 1, 2018, officers with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department responded to an in progress residential burglary involving a house in the 400 block of N. Military Dr. in the Fort Grounds Neighborhood. A neighbor, knowing the owners of the house were out of town, witnessed three suspicious people taking items from the residence. When they were confronted by the neighbor, all three suspects immediately fled the area. The neighbor was able to get the license plate number of the vehicle and provided it to police. Police officers immediately began looking for the three suspects but were unable to locate them.

On May 2, 2018 Coeur d'Alene Police Detectives were able to identify all three burglary suspects. Trina R. McNeil was arrested at her home in Rathdrum. Teresa M. Richardson was located and arrested in Coeur d'Alene. Both McNeil and Richardson were booked into the Kootenai County jail. The third suspect, Thomas W. Gray, was not located at that time. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Gray, charging him with one count of Burglary and one count of Criminal Conspiracy.

On May 3, 2018 at about 9:20 a.m., the Coeur d'Alene Police Department received information Gray was burglarizing a home in the 400 block of N. Park Dr. (also in the Fort Grounds area). When Police arrived, it was believed Gray had barricaded himself inside. SWAT officers were called out to attempt to take Gray into custody. Gray was not located during a search of the home. As Officers were leaving, another alert citizen became aware Gray was hiding at a nearby home and alerted police. Gray was taken into custody a short time later. Thomas Wyatt Gray is a 46 year old man from Coeur d'Alene. He was booked for the Burglary and Criminal Conspiracy warrant along with an additional charge of Violation of a Civil Protection Order. Gray may face additional charges as detectives continue to investigate other recent burglaries and vehicle thefts in the area.

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